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Insults you've received for football

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When Johnny Warren called his autobiography "Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters", it really struck a cord with me.

 

Living (& born) in Queensland and choosing to play football over Rugby League, it was pretty clear to a lot of people that I must have something wrong with me!  Whilst I can't recall being called a "wog" (didn't/don't exactly look like the stereotype) or a sheila, I did cop "poof" quite a few times. This was just where the game was back then.

 

I'm wondering if anyone else had similar experiences?   Hopefully not recently??  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maybe not an insult, but some people and hockey teammates produce banter whenever I come to training wearing football jerseys and perceive me as a softy or an alien --> Usually from the aussie-only types of people who are not strong to their european heritage and just follow the usual AFL, rugby and cricket sports in my team

 

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I used to get beaten up and called a wog at basketball training when I about 8 or 9, probably explains why I hate that sport so much now.

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Got called a poofta for playing Soccer once. Now I find it hard to love anything or anyone. I think I'm messed up

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Got "poofta" in primary school from a mate of mine, but football was pretty popular at high school so it stopped there. The kid that used to bag me now is a big football fan, well he's a eurosnob but still he likes it now.

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I grew up in Newcastle (aust) in the 90s. So I was called pretty much anything you can think of.

LOL - So True.

 

Try living in Perth in the late 90's being a mad Geelong fan and wanting an EL Falcon instead of a VS Commodore... the fact that I played Soccer was the least of my problems when it come to the Bogans and Boarders at my school.

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My dad used to take me to training. Nobody called me a wog. Nobody called me a poofter. I feel like i missed out on something :P

 

This. I grew up in a small town with only a footy club. Everyone at my primary school ended up playing soccer at my club until they were in high school and took to AFL instead. Never had the Soccer v Footy battles as a lot of guys played both anyway.

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